Council Schedule Highlights Week of April 9th, 2018

Council Schedule Highlights Week of April 9th, 2018

Monday, APRIL 9th, 2018

1:30pm Public Safety, Human Services, and Budget

Dan Roach, Chair
Derek Young, Vice Chair
Connie Ladenburg
Jim McCune
Pam Roach

This meeting will be broadcast live and replayed on channel 22 (Comcast and Click! Network) and on channel 20 (Rainier Connect) Electronic meeting material can be accessed at http://www.piercecountywa.org/councilcommittees.Video archives are available at www.piercecountytv.org.

Juvenile Justice, and Adult Status Youth Report
Presenters: TJ Bohl, Juvenile Court Administrator, Juvenile Court and Patti Jackson-Kidder, Bureau Chief, Sheriff’s Department

Our regular report on juvenile justice and, more particularly, pre-trial detention for adult status youth. While Pierce County no longer incarcerates most juvenile offenders, there are situations where it is warranted, particularly in cases of violence where they are to be tried as adults. That creates a logistical problem. We can’t house them with other juvenile offenders because they are dangerous, but they also can’t be house with adults at the jail as it would be dangerous for them. The costly interim solution has been to open a pod for juveniles at the jail.

Tuesday, APRIL 10th, 2018

9:30 Economic and Infrastructure Committee Meeting

Douglas G. Richardson, Chair
Connie Ladenburg, Vice Chair
Pam Roach
Jim McCune
Derek Young

This meeting will be broadcast live and replayed on channel 22 (Comcast and Click! Network) and on channel 20 (Rainier Connect) Electronic meeting material can be accessed at http://www.piercecountywa.org/councilcommittees.Video archives are available at www.piercecountytv.org.

Inter County River Management Agreement Quarterly Report
Presenter: Melissa McFadden, Assistant County Engineer, Planning and Public Works

Few people know this, but the White River’s route in Pierce County is man made. There’s a 100 year agreement with King County to divert those waters into Pierce County where its caused flooding issues ever since. The 100 years is up so it’s time to negotiate the path forward.

Nobody seems particularly interested in my desire to put the river back so I guess we’ll find some sort of reasonable compromise for joint maintenance that both parties let lapse.

3:00pm Council Meeting

Proposal No. 2018-11s, 2018 Budget Supplemental An Ordinance of the Pierce County Council Amending Ordinance No. 2017-73s3; Modifying the 2018 Pierce County Budget.

Sponsored by: Councilmembers Douglas G. Richardson, Dan Roach and Derek Young

This supplemental budget is a more modest increase than last year, but with revenues exceeding projections, we can make continued improvements to the Sheriff Department’s staffing needs adding an additional 5 deputies. Another major investment will be to the golf course at Chambers Bay changing out the greens.

More locally there additional capital investment for Red Barn on the Key Peninsula and moving the ballot drop box currently located behind the Key Center Fire Station at the request of Chief Allen and the Commission. I’ve also introduced an amendment to help replace the reflective address signs for first responders. The entirety of the Key Peninsula is going through some minor changes to addresses, but 300 or so misaddressed properties will be getting entirely new addresses.

Finally, there is $1.2 million in the proposal recommended by the Rules Committee for property acquisition. In the aftermath of the latest failure by the County to consolidate services into a couple facilities, we need to move forward with what we have. That means disposing of property surplus to our needs and using the proceeds to make progress on the enormous amount of deferred maintenance that has piled up over the years. I’ll be introducing an amendment to remove this line item.

Wednesday, APRIL 11th, 2018

9:30 Pierce County Flood Control Zone District Board of Supervisors

Resolution No. 2018-1, A Resolution of the Pierce County Flood Control Zone District Board of Supervisors Naming Board Officers and a Third Member of the Executive Committee

Each year we elect new leadership for the FCZD Board of Supervisors. I’ve served as the third member of the Executive Committee for the last year and have used it to recommend policies that make the district more financially stable and, despite my misgivings of the tax, ensuring each part of the County benefits from it.

Resolution No. 2018-2, A Resolution of the Pierce County Flood Control Zone District Board of Supervisors, Adopting a Revised 2018 Budget and Authorizing Improvements, and Repealing Resolution No. 2017-6

This supplemental budget is mostly about carrying forward appropriations for projects that were unable to expend all their funds last year.

My Weekly Calendar

Last year we got a request for my forward looking calendar. Rather than have staff waste their time on public record requests, I decided to publish screenshots. If you have questions, feel free to call. Keep in mind, my schedule isn’t static. Things will get added, deleted, changed, etc. There are conflicts that I have to pick between. But if people want to see where I’m at and who I meet with, that’s fine by me.